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1st Mississippi Barbecue Championship & Concert

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) –  It may have been rainy Saturday, but that didn't put a damper on the competition to determine who's king of the barbecue grill.

The Mississippi Barbecue Championship was held at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The cooks put their talents to the test beneath the stadium seating concourse which kept the grills dry and smoking.

Twenty one teams from across the southeast competed for $10,000.00 in cash and prizes.

Barbecue lovers were also treated to a country music concert that featured recording artists Clay Walker and Joe Diffie.

"First time we've ever had this, and man it's just been a great time. The stage is down on the football field, and we just can't wait to have yall. Man what a beautiful night. The Lord gave us a great night tonight and the skies held. I mean yeah it rained earlier, but it's a great night,' said event organizer Scott Steele.

Barnyard Roasters of Columbus took the top prize in the barbeque contest.

A portion of the proceeds will go to "A Hunt Above" a non-profit organization that provides hunting and fishing excursions for terminally ill children in the state.

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